20 Jul 2015
Perfect Green attended a public lecture on “Waste Management in Rural China” organized by Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge to China) Charitable FoundationApart from promoting sustainable development in Hong Kong, Perfect Green also pays close attention to the environmental and waste management issues in Mainland China. Recently, we attended a public lecture on “Waste Management in Rural China” organized by Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge to China) Charitable Foundation (Wu Zhi Qiao) on 26 June at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Wu Zhi Qiao is a registered charity in Hong Kong. The charity encourages volunteers, especially university student volunteers from Hong Kong and Mainland China, to design and build footbridges and village facilities with green concepts for remote and low income villages in Mainland China. The volunteers also promote sustainable development in rural areas.
With the rapid growth in rural economy and income, the consumption model of Chinese peasants has been changed with increasing industrial products found in the rural community. According to some research studies, an expected 10% of annual growth will be result in the garbage amount in rural communities.
In view of the critical waste management issue, Wu Zhi Qiao invited Mr. Wei Luodong from Partnerships for Community Development and Mr. C.K. Chan, former Project Manager – China of Friends of the Earth, to share their experiences in waste management projects.
We also exchanged knowledge with the university students in the event and explore together the possible ways to tackle the waste management challenage and promote sustainability in different communities.